Equity and Social Justice

Leveling the opportunity playing field and working to right persistent wrongs. 

Despite significant progress over the last several decades, Equity and Social Justice issues stemming from unequal treatment and disparate access to resources and power undermine individual and community opportunity and progress.  

NCG partners with our member colleagues and other organizations working to advance social justice and foster opportunities to collectively address issues of race, gender and equity in our community. Through our combined efforts we help philanthropy, government and business and other stakeholders access tools and resources to advance social justice. Examples include:

 

Events

Tuesday, August 7, 2018 - 2:00pm

Recent events in U.S. immigration policy have driven public attention to the southern border with Mexico.

Friday, July 27, 2018 - 9:30am

In the next 25 years, one in five Americans will be Asian American or Pacific Islander.  AAPIs are the largest segment of new immigrants coming to the United States.  More and more are coming out as LGBTQ, yet philanthropy struggles to address the emerging needs of this fast growing community with myriad needs and unique assets. LGBTQ AAPI communities received less than $1.2 million in funding in 2016, and has never received more than $2 million annually.

Join a learning community for donors and grant-makers to learn about the state of philanthropic support for LGBTQ AAPI communities, featuring the latest data. Hear from a panel of funders about their key investments in LGBTQ AAPI communities at the local, state, and national levels. Discover impactful grant-making practices through an equity lens.  Leave with a better understanding of the LGBTQ AAPI movement and current funding trends, gaps, and opportunities. 

Thursday, July 26, 2018 - 7:00am

It's that time of year when the San Francisco Business Times honors top Bay Area corporate philanthropists and shares the stories of those who do it best. NCG is proud to once again be a partner sponsor for this inspiring breakfast event honoring the Top Bay Area Corporate Philanthropists includi

Resources

In a June 26th program, we hosted a multi-sector group of leaders who are working together to protect the wellbeing of immigrant families and fight against this proposed change to the public charge regulation for a thoughtful discussion on the imporatance of this issue and how funders can be prepared. 

On May 14, we brought together digital, policy, and philanthropic experts to address threats to a functioning democracy, the concrete ways to protect election integrity in the United States and around the world, and the role of funders. We met at at the Hewlett Foundation, which recently pledged $10 million to study social media and digital disinformation.

On May 18th, Senator Richard Pan, Chair of the Senate’s Select Committee on the Census, and Assemblymember Marc Berman, Chair of the Assembly’s Select Committee on the Census, joined NCG members for lunch and had a conversation of how to best leverage our philanthropic investments to ensure a complete and accurate count of all people in California on the Census 2020.  

Across the country, immigrants and refugees serve as a catalyst for community revitalization and an engine of economic growth. While newcomers possess an entrepreneurial spirit, they often have limited access to asset building products and services, and many first and second-generation Americans

This report presents new data and analyses that illustrate how rising rents and stagnant incomes are straining household budgets and stifling opportunity in the nine-county Bay Area, jeopardizing the region’s diversity, growth, and prosperity.

News

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Philanthropy California and nearly 120 philanthropic institutions from across the country have signed onto a joint statement in support of children and families seeking refuge in the United States.

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

As Philanthropy California, we join our partners in philanthropy, along with advocates and immigrant communities, in calling for an end to the practice of separating children from their parents as part of the Administration’s “zero tolerance” policy on the U.S.-Mexico border.

Monday, June 18, 2018

It is with bittersweet feelings that we announce the departure of Director of Equity and Social Justice Chris Punongbayan from NCG.  Chris is assuming the helm as Executive Director of California ChangeLawyers (formerly the California Bar Foundation) this month.

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Philanthropy California has signed on to the Census Policy Advocacy Network’s (CPAN) budget request to support adequate funding for community-based organizations (CBOs) to engage in outreach efforts for the upcoming 2020 Census.

Thursday, May 10, 2018

The City of Stockton is an example of the resilience and hope that make California a great state.  It is a city known for its diversity and also for its challenges, such as when it filed for bankruptcy in 2011. But like the Phoenix of Greek mythology, Stockton is rebuilding itself as a city committed to setting the pace for how great cities will be governed in the future and what they will do to attract and care for their residents. The city’s extraordinary turnaround is being recognized.